They’ve taken us from the East Coast to Enfield, breathing life into a vessel of evil named Annabelle and the demonic Nun, Valak; now, Warner Brothers have set a July 3rd, 2019 as the release date for the next installment in The Conjuring franchise. What exactly will materialize, however, is still very much open to conjecture.
We reported last May that the Bros plans on basing The Conjuring 3 on one of the lesser-known cases of Ed and Lorain Warren (link above). Before that, however, James Wan gave Entertainment Weekly a status update on yet another potential Conjuring spinoff: The Crooked Man.
Wan explains that The Crooked Man is still at the beginning of the development process. “Early stages, kind of like cooking away,” he says. “But we think we have a really exciting story. What we want to do, with The Conjuring universe, is we want each of our little offshoots to have a very different flavor, right? So, for example, Annabelle is the classic sort-of haunted doll subgenre. And with The Crooked Man, I would love to push it more down somewhat of that dark fairytale, and more whimsical, subgenre. I love the idea that, within the Conjuring universe, each of our little movies all have their own flavor, so that way they don’t feel like they’re the same films.”
What would you rather see next in The Conjuring universe? Another story from the archives of Ed and Loraine Warren, or something featuring The Crooked Man who first invaded our nightmares in The Conjuring 2? Sound off in the Comments section!